Wish You Were Here: Diving with Jacques and Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sanary-sur-Mer, France, 1953

by Owen James Burke


Above, Jacques-Yves Cousteau adjusts 10-year-old son Jean-Michel’s aqualung before a dive into the Mediterranean Sea off Sanary-sur-Mer, France in 953. Photographer unknown. Photo via MotW.

“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” — Jacques Cousteau.

This past fall, photographer Sebastián Liste traveled to Baja, Mexico to photograph Jean-Michel take his children diving, which you can read about in issue #13 of Man of the World magazine.



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